The Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) in conjunction with the Australian Government have released a report providing advice on cost neutral mechanisms to ensure access to care for supported residents....read more
The WA Coroner has released a report following an inquest into the death of care of a home care recipient....read more
In a landmark decision the Fair Work Commission today ruled that existing Sunday penalty rates in Hospitality and Retail Awards no longer achieve modern award objectives and do not provide a fair and relevant safety net....read more
On Monday 13 February 2017, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (the Bill) was passed by both houses and is now awaiting Royal Assent.
Hot on the heels of the lot entitlement review recommendations, we now have the recommendations paper in response to another of the BCCMA option papers.
There are new requirements for smoke alarms in all dwellings (being houses or units) from 1 January this year.
Unfair contracts in strata 14 Dec
As part of the Australian Consumer Law the Federal government has created legislation to protect parties who are the recipient of goods or services under unfair (or one sided) contracts.
The longest running (and most expensive) dispute over a deck in Australia has been decided by the High Court. There are no appeals from there so we now have the definitive statement on what a body corporate’s decision-making obligations are based on.
Ordinarily, the answer would be a resounding ‘no’, but the government may have to give it a go with lot entitlements.
Do you intend to shut down operations over the Christmas and New Year period this year?
Outsourcing and offshoring is particularly fashionable at the moment with businesses of all shapes and sizes exploring strategies to keep labour costs down whilst still maintaining high operational standards and efficiencies.
The Fair Work Commission has found that an aged care provider unfairly dismissed a personal carer when it erroneously relied upon an “eyewitness’” to substantiate an allegation of elder abuse.
Acquiescence. Such a beautiful word. But not when it comes to by-law enforcement.
- The dead hand of government in aged care reform 13 Sep
- FWO cracking down on employment conditions in the aged care and disability service industries – it's time to get your house in order!12 Sep
- Domestic Violence Orders – businesses make take reasonable steps to accommodate workers12 Sep
- Brisbane City Council announces policies to promote aged care and retirement development31 Aug
- Recent Coroner's decision emphasises need to ensure Falls Policies are updated18 Aug
- Capital refurbishment fees/ asset replacement fees/ administration fees/ room reinstatement fees - maximising revenue within the confines of the legislation26 Jul
- Another version of the Form 6 is live22 Jul
- Pokémon player gets hit by a car – are employers liable?19 Jul
- Industrial relations: Election result - tougher penalties and a stronger watchdog 13 Jul
- Latest version of the Form 6 is live06 Jul